Nottingham Forest picked up their first league win of the season over the weekend as they beat Huddersfield away from home.
That was a major relief for the Reds and it has lifted the mood following the tough start that saw Chris Hughton sacked. Whilst official confirmation of his replacement hasn’t arrived, former Swansea City boss Steve Cooper is widely expected to take over after compensation was agreed with the Welsh side.
And, it was suggested over the weekend that Cooper will return to the Welsh club in the January window to sign Jay Fulton.
The midfielder was a key figure under the 41-year-old as Swansea reached the play-off final, when Fulton was sent off. And, here we outline THREE reasons why bringing him to the City Ground, if Cooper is appointed, would make total sense…
He’s a player Cooper trusts
Crucially, Fulton is a player that Cooper knows well and clearly rates. He will have his own ideas of how he wants the team to play but coming in mid-season is difficult as the group may not respond immediately.
So, getting a player who will understand the demands of the former England youth coach will help. He has qualities that Cooper admires and could become an important part of what may be a new-look Forest side.
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He would be able to make an instant impact
Whilst Cooper will be tasked with trying to achieve long-term success at Forest, he will also need results immediately, which Fulton can help with.
If he did move to the east Midlands, the Reds would be getting an individual who is in their prime at 27, and he has over 100 Championship appearances to his name.
That means there shouldn’t be a settling in period, with Fulton able to improve the Reds straight away.
He could be available
Finally, you wouldn’t imagine that this would be a difficult deal to do.
Firstly, Swansea have shown in the past that they will cash in on their players if suitable offers arrive, whilst Fulton may be open to a switch.
He hasn’t featured in the last three games under new boss Russell Martin, so the opportunity to become an important player for Cooper again would surely appeal, with the Swans chief getting funds to improve his squad. It could be a win-win for all parties.